The Wright Model B

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The Wright Model B - as used at the Lillie Aviation School at Cicero Flying Field

The Wright Model B biplane was a work horse of the Exhibition Era, and was second in popularity as an exhibition biplane only to the various incarnations of the Curtiss Model D. The Wright Model B biplanes used by the Lillie Aviation School were apparently built by Max Lillie at Cicero Field, under a license from the Wright company.

Most, but not all, of the Wright Model B's used for exhibitions were actually built by the Burgess company under license to the Wrights. The Burgess-Wright's differed from the Wright company-built aeroplanes, and generally speaking the Burgess Wright Model F's (the Burgess company's designation for their version of the Model B) were more substantially built than the Wright company products.